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11:06
11:06

Buvuma Residents Occupy Flooded Homes lake victoria 2 4 Top story

Charles Ayisu, the Busamuzi Sub County LC 3 Chairperson expresses fear of starvation because most of their food crops were submerged. He appeals to government work out a quick remedy for people staying near the Lake Shores to avoid a crisis in the future.
07:34
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Crocodiles Scare Fishermen from Lake Victoria UWA 2 1

John Magunda, a fisherman in Buwooya sub county notes that the crocodiles hide under stones during the evening hours and often attack them forcing them to abandon their boats. He says the crocodiles do not only scare them from accessing the lake, but they also destroy their fishing nets.
12:17
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NEMA Justifies Rice Growing, Sand Mining in Lwera Wetland lake victoria 3 1 Top story

NEMA Executive Director Dr Tom Okurut says that although the public may have an ignorance-based bias on the utilisation of wetlands to satisfy man’s needs, it doesn’t make the activities illegal as many presume.
19:56
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Accurate Marine Weather Forecast Excites Fishermen lake victoria 1 5 Top story

Festus Luboyera, the Executive Director Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), the implementing agency of the Highway Project, says at least 2,000 people are killed by bad weather on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria annually.
08:32
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FAO, MAAIF Prepare Against Tilapia Lake Virus Threat nile tilapia 1 2 Top story

Rukunya says the Agriculture Ministry and FAO have embarked on strengthening research laboratories at the Fisheries Institute and Makerere University with the necessary equipment and train technical persons in bio-security matters.
16:11
16:11

Five Drown in Lake Kwania sub county

Samuel Abedi, the Amolatar District Police Commander, says they have so far recovered the bodies of Carlos Ogwal, 6, Michelle Akello, 3 and their mother, Lillian Ayugi, 32 years. He says they are still searching for the bodies of two other accident victims.
14:12
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Two fishermen Drown in Lake Victoria mortuary 3 1

Amol Khani, the Kisiima II island LC I Chairperson, says the two brothers went fishermen on Friday evening. He says they waited for the fishermen to return in vain.
12:36
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Congolese Militiamen Rob Six Boat Engines on Lake Albert fishermen 1 Top story

Robert Ngabirano, the Officer in charge of Marine police at Sebigoro landing site told Uganda Radio Network on Saturday morning that the militiamen who were dressed in Congolese military uniform crossed to the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC after executing their mission.
11:06
11:06

Government Authorizes MV Kalangala to Ply Additional Route ministry of works 1 Top story

Isaac Ssentongo a member of the District Infrastructure Committee, says it is dangerous for a vessel without enough navigation lights to operate at night yet government lacks rescue centers.
19:31
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Police Records Statements from 57 MV Templar Survivors property 1

The survivors, some of whose identities had not been captured during the rescue mission have been flocking Mukono Police Station for the last one week. Only 27 people had been initially captured as survivors during the operation that lasted six days.
10:51
10:51

Fishermen Abandon Lake Albert Citing Insecurity landing 1

Salome Byamugisha, one of the fishermen, said he can no longer operate his fishing business peacefully while on Lake Albert given the persistent attacks by armed Congolese Militias.
07:08
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Illegal Fishing, Sand Mining Still Prevalent on Lake Victoria commander fpu 2 1 Top story

Michael Bassajasubi, a businessman at Ggaba landing site told URN that canoes ferry lake sand to Ggaba each day from where it is loaded onto trucks destined for Kampala for construction.
07:19
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Divers Spot Bodies Trapped Under Sunken Boat police spokesperson 1 Top story

Police divers told URN on Wednesday afternoon, on condition of anonymity since they are not authorised to speak to the media, that they had seen several bodies trapped under the wreckage and notified their commanders.
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MV K-Palm Slightly Pulled from Deep Waters lake victoria 2 2 Top story

Asuman Mugenyi, the Director Operations Uganda Police Force told journalists that they have been able to pull the wreckage from the underneath the Lake using MV Kalangala.
14:48
14:48

Fisheries Unit Commander Closes Landing Site Over Poor Sanitation lake victoria 1 Top story

He says inspection of landing sites on the Eastern side of Lake Victoria is ongoing, adding that those without minimum hygiene standards comprising of at least a public toilet or pit latrine shall be closed.
11:08
11:08

Two Factories in Trouble for Environmental Degradation factory 1 Top story

The Jinja District Environment Officer, Moses Maganda, says they warned both factories against encroaching on the wetlands in vain.
12:02
12:02

Travelers Complain of Sorry State of Kiyindi Ferry unra 3 1

One of the travelers who identified himself as David Obbo, a resident of Kiyindi, said the water splashes are normal because of the poor state of the ferry.
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Metrological Officer Warns Marine Travelers on Bad Weather lake victoria 1

Usually, Lake Victoria experiences strong waves between the Months of June and August. However, Lake Victoria in the past two weeks has experienced rough waters. The strong waves are mostly experiences in open waters between Funve and Buggala Islands, Bugaba and Bukasa Islands and between Kigungu and Kachanga islands.
12:41
12:41

Wakiso Leaders in Fresh Fight Against Illegal Sand Mining natural resources 6 3

The Wakiso District Natural Resources Officer, Rebecca Ssabaganzi, notes that Uganda hasnt reached the level of mining sand from Lake Victoria given the low levels of technology and availability of alternative places where sand can be collected from as the lake remains preserved.
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